METOPROLOL SUCCINATE
  • METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

  • (Generic for TOPROL XL)
  • QTY 30 • 25 MG • Tablet ER 24H • Near 77381

METOPROLOL (me TOE proe lole) is a beta blocker. It decreases the amount of work your heart has to do and helps your heart beat regularly. It treats high blood pressure and/or prevent chest pain (also called angina). It also treats heart failure.

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE Lifestyle Interactions

Metoprolol Succinate 25mg, Oral tablet, extended release

Marijuana

· Severity: Major

· Notes for Consumers: Do not take Marijuana, Medical and Beta-Blockers (examples: Coreg, Metoprolol or Lopressor or Toprol, Nadolol or Corgard, Propranolol or Inderal) together without talking to your health care provider. Marijuana, Medical may decrease the effectiveness of Beta-Blockers. It is possible that Marijuana, Medical can cause high blood pressure, increased heart rate or other heart-related side effects in persons predisposed to these conditions, which may make the Beta-Blocker-type drug less effective at treating heart or blood pressure related problems.

· Notes for Professionals: Avoid administering marijuana and beta-blockers together as concurrent use may result in decreased beta-blocker efficacy. Marijuana is known to produce significant increases in heart rate and cardiac output lasting for 2-3 hours. Further, rare case reports of myocardial infarction and cardiac arrhythmias have been associated with marijuana use. These marijuana-induced cardiovascular effects may be detrimental to patients requiring treatment with beta-blockers; thus, coadministration of beta-blockers and marijuana should be avoided.

Metoprolol Succinate 25mg, Oral tablet, extended release

Alcohol

· Severity: Major

· Notes for Consumers: Avoid alcoholic drinks when taking Metoprolol extended-release capsules. Alcohol may change how the drug is released in your body. This may cause more side effects or cause the drug to become less effective. Tell your prescriber if you feel your medicine is not working as expected.

· Notes for Professionals: Avoid alcoholic beverages (ethanol) when taking metoprolol extended-release capsules. Alcohol may cause a rapid release of metoprolol from the capsule, possibly resulting in increased side effects and reduced efficacy.

NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.

DISCLAIMER: This content is provided for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Patients should always consult their physician with any questions regarding a medical condition and to obtain medical advice and treatment.

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